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Author Topic: Replacing CV Joint Dust Boots
Harry Palmer Posted on 2001-06-26 at 08:55:54
They want $180.00 to ace the two outside dust boots, the parts cost $16.00. How hard is it to do it myself? Is it worth the effort?
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adamk Posted on 2001-06-27 at 18:28:13
Its kinda a pain in the ass to do. You have to pull out the axle's and disassemble the CV joints. If you don't have an imapct wrench you may not be able to get the axle nuts off. I went through 3 sockets and 2 1/2 breaker bars before I got my axle nuts off. It took me about 900 lb-ft to get them off. It might be worth just replacing both axles/halfshafts, whatever you want to call them. Especially if one of the boots has broken through.

cannedheat Posted on 2001-10-21 at 19:39:16
ouch i just had that done to mine. CV joints suck! good luck man

Anthony Posted on 2001-11-05 at 13:48:49
Good luck on doin it, its a pain in the ass like Adamk said, dont forget that its super messy while your doing it

Jason Uhl Posted on 2001-12-17 at 22:24:36
I just replaced the whole right cv shaft and it is definately not worth doing it your self. I started at 7:00am and didn't finish until 11:00pm. I got the axle nut off pretty quick with an air impact wrench but the outer shaft was stuck in the hub so tight a 40 ton press wouldn't even push it out. Believe me I tried. My car is pushing 248 horsepower at the front wheels on a dyno so I think that helped lock it in there. Its still worth paying to have it done. Gone!!

Mark Reno Posted on 2003-05-24 at 00:40:18
Hello everyone, I am new on this board and recently got a 93 Probe 4 cylinder. I have used CV joint split boot kits on a Tempo, the one with the tiny bolts in the kit,and they are easy to install and are holding up very well. I would try to get that kit. AutoZone carries them. They are pretty cheap too.

Mark Reno Posted on 2003-05-24 at 00:40:33
Hello everyone, I am new on this board and recently got a 93 Probe 4 cylinder. I have used CV joint split boot kits on a Tempo, the one with the tiny bolts in the kit,and they are easy to install and are holding up very well. I would try to get that kit. AutoZone carries them. They are pretty cheap too.

Tygerr Posted on 2003-06-18 at 03:26:09
How do you know your CV joints are shot. I'm almost positive mine are. The boot is split open allowing all that dirt and grim to get in. My two rear tire wheels have been making a *thump* sound when i turn and sometimes a little after I turn. Any response is appreciated.

Matt Posted on 2008-04-08 at 09:56:22
Well, Tyger It sounds like the thump sound you are hearing in the rear could be a rear strut mount or trac bar, Get the rear of the car off the ground and grab the top and bottom of the wheel and try to shake it while lookin at bushings and mount points. That could help find that problem.

Matt Posted on 2008-04-08 at 09:58:31
I have never done work with cv shafts, I am having a problem with the driverside shaft sliding out of the trans. Does this mean i need to replace the whole shaft or is there a clip of some sort that i could replace?

bluegansta4life2001 Posted on 2008-04-11 at 20:59:17
Tring to install my cv joints in my 93 ford probe. Tring to find out how to do it someone plase help

bluegansta4life2001 Posted on 2008-04-11 at 20:59:22
Tring to install my cv joints in my 93 ford probe. Tring to find out how to do it someone plase help

bluegansta4life2001 Posted on 2008-04-11 at 20:59:25
Tring to install my cv joints in my 93 ford probe. Tring to find out how to do it someone plase help




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